from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An old form of jowl. See chavel.


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  • I saw Meg chowl her chafts gey angry like, an 'I took Sandy a doish i' the back wi 'my umberell.

    My Man Sandy J. B. Salmond

  • {243} [Similarly _jowl_ for _chowl_ or _chavel_.] {244} _Richard III_, Act iv, Sc. 4.

    English Past and Present Richard Chenevix Trench 1846

  • "Peradventure he doth himself provide tenants for his own graves," said the cavalier, thoughtfully; "but I'll split the knave's chowl, if he dare" ----

    Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2) John Roby 1821

  • In a bit they started, an 'we all sang a hymn, an' varry weel it wor sung too, considerin 'at that radical gravestoan letterer joined in it; for if ther is ony body' at can throw a whole congregation aght o 'tune, its owd Cinnamon, for he owt niver to oppen his maath onywhear unless all th' fowk is booath deeaf an 'blind, for th' seet o 'his chowl is enuff to drive all th' harmony aght ov

    Yorksher Puddin' A Collection of the Most Popular Dialect Stories from the Pen of John Hartley John Hartley 1877

  • "I canna hear a word on foot, man, not a word; and it is not seemly to stand cheek-for - chowl confronting us that gate.

    The Fortunes of Nigel Walter Scott 1801


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